The DAAC prides itself as being organized as a sort of "public access" venue that is specifically designed to encourage individuals to become music promoters and art curators. Unlike most venues, you don't "get booked" at the DAAC. You book yourself!
If you have some awesome idea for playing a musical performance, having your own art show, a lecture, a book signing, a film screening, a workshop - we will totally work with you to help make that happen. Just let us know!
We REALLY like meeting with people in person, so please read ALL of the information that follows and then come to one of our regular meetings (We have at least two a month). We won't bite, really!
DECIDE… on an event and pick a date. Get creative! The DAAC is a multi-purpose space that has featured events from printmaking workshops to political lectures. Musician? Find a few more groups and hold a Battle of the Bands. Artist? Round up some friends for a group show. After you decide on the event type, check the DAAC calendar for open dates. TIP: Schedule at least a month out to give yourself time to promote your event.
ATTEND… the next DAAC meeting. You’ll need a DAAC member to work the event with you, and meetings are the best way to meet us! The DAAC member will show you how to use equipment; help you fill out paperwork; and add your event to the DAAC calendar. TIP: We strongly encourage you to come meet us in person. But if you can’t, try your luck on the forum.
ADVERTISE… Invite friends, family, even perfect strangers. Especially strangers! Use flyers, Facebook, email, tattoos, smoke signals… whatever you got. Just get the word out! TIP: Check out our resources section for ideas.
CLEAN UP… Rock out, show your art, make stuff. Then clean up. You are responsible for cleaning up the space at the end of the night. This includes taking out the trash, putting away equipment, getting sticky stuff off the floor. All that. The DAAC member will be there to help you figure it out. TIP: Print this!
We only really have three rules. They're not that bad.
1. All shows must be all ages and open to the public.
2. No drinking / drugs / smoking in the DAAC. Ever.
3. Respect each other. Respect the DAAC. Don't be a jerk.
As much as we wish it could be, The DAAC is not free. We have rent, utility, and maintenance fees that add up to around $1000.00 per month. We pay for ALL of it by charging a few dollars at the door. Over the years we have figured out the least possible amount we need to take to continue doing what we do. No individual promoter takes a cut of the door whatsoever. It is not a business for us, but rather a collective passion to support independent culture in our town. Unlike coffee shops or bars, we don't have an additional sales profit that allows us the leeway to negotiate our percentage. All money goes directly to keeping the DAAC open and paying the artists kind enough to play our venue.
Music shows that run later than 8:00pm:
$75 + 20% of total door (after initial $75) - Non-negotiable base price for using the DAAC
80% of total door (after initial $75) - FOR THE ARTISTS!
Music shows that end before 8:00pm: (this means you could start at like 10:00am and rock all day)
$45 + 20% of total door (after initial $45) - Non-negotiable base price for using the DAAC
80% of total door (after initial $45) - FOR THE ARTISTS!
Art shows with a reception that run later than 8:00pm:
$65 + 20% of total sales (after initial $65) - Non-negotiable base price for using the DAAC
80% of total sales (after initial $65) - FOR THE ARTISTS!
Art shows with a reception that ends before 8:00pm:
$35 + 20% of total sales after the initial $35 - Non-negotiable base price for using the DAAC
80% of total sales (after initial $35) - FOR THE ARTISTS!
Art shows without a reception:
20% of total sales - Non-negotiable base price for using the DAAC
80% of total sales - FOR THE ARTISTS!
"Edutainment" event: (Like a film screening, lecture, meeting, or workshop)
$45 - Non-negotiable base price for using the DAAC
Our stage is about a foot and a half tall, 12' wide, and really oddly shaped. At it's deepest it goes 12' back, but there is little part where it's 8' (It will make sense when you see it). The height from the top of the stage to the ceiling is 12'. The sound board is a 16-channel Mackie 1604-VLZ Pro. Our rack gear is a DBX DriveRack PA that includes EQ, compression and effects. The power amp is a Crest Audio Pro 8200. The rack gear and the amp are set in a very specific way and, as such, are off limits. DAAC members who have been trained to use the sound system will be on hand to make sure things go as smoothly as possible. We have two EAW LA325 speakers flown above the stage. While we have NO backline, The DAAC does have a weird amount of keyboard stands (seriously like 4. what?), a guitar stand, and one broke-ass child's tambourine. We currently do not have any monitors, but that is the next step in our PA upgrading process. Hopefully it will be soon! The DAAC's official capacity is 98.